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Support UW Gastroenterology

Digestive diseases, including the pancreas, colon, esophagus, stomach, and liver, are responsible for more than 120,000 deaths in the United States each year. In some ethnic populations, digestive tract malignancies represent more than 50 percent of all cancer deaths. Most of these deaths are preventable because these cancers are curable if diagnosed early. Your support can help us make a difference! If you would like to be our partner in the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of digestive diseases, we ask that you consider making a gift to one of the funds listed below. Or if you would like to learn more about your giving options, please contact:

Tyrone Jimmison
Director of Philanthropy
UW Medicine Advancement
Phone: 206.616.3052 | Email:

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Featured Funds
Gastroenterology Trainee Endowment Fund

This fund supports the Division of Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program. Donations to this fund support post-graduate trainees with out-of-pocket educational expenses.

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Gastroenterology Fund for Greatest Need

This fund allows the Division of Gastroenterology to pursue its mission by supporting research, teaching, patient care, and other priorities of the division at the discretion of the Division Head, Dr. John Inadomi. Gifts made to this general fund offer the division more flexibility to quickly meet its greatest needs.

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Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Research Fund

Donations to this fund support Dr. Teri Brentnall and her research in the early detection of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer, in part because it is very difficult to diagnose early. When cancer is detected early, there are more and better opportunities for intervention and prognosis can be dramatically improved. Your gift supports salaries, equipment, and supplies used in this important work.

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Cyrus E. Rubin Endowed Chair in Medicine

UW Medicine Professor Emeritus Cyrus E. Rubin has been recognized as one of the most influential gastroenterologists of the 20th century. This fund, established in his honor, is used to support faculty salaries in the Gastroenterology Division. The fund also supports research and training programs in the division in order to promote a stimulating environment for medical research and education, the training of future physicians, and the mentoring of promising young scientists.

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Rodger C. Haggitt Endowed Chair in GI Research

This fund was established in memory of Rodger C. Haggitt, a widely respected professor at UW Medicine. A leader in the field of GI pathology, Dr. Haggitt displayed an extraordinary ability to interpret histopathology and to blend pathology and clinical medicine, cell biology, and physiology. The fund is used to support faculty salaries, research, and education in projects involving cell morphology, structure, and physiology of the GI tract.

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